President Obama today named 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom.Â Â Americaâ€™s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Awarded the Gold Medal of Honor Award from the ATLAS, June, 2009.
Awarded Golden Biatec Award by the Economic Club, June, 2009.
Awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service from the Eisenhower Fellowships at a ceremony in Philadelphia, May, 2009.
The Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize was awarded to Muhammad Yunusâ€™s Creating a world without Poverty.Â It is the biggest award in the field of international studies.Â It is awarded on an annual basis to books, which offer outstanding analysis of global issues.Â May, 2009.
Awarded "World Affairs Council Awards 2008" by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, San Francisco, California, November 2008.
Awarded "Global Humanitarian Awards 2008" by the Tech Museum, San Jose, California, November 2008.